You know Payman’s directing work on Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn 99, Angie Tribeca, The Good Place and Key & Peele, and he’s joined us for a live discussion at USC.
Adi Shankar is the producer of Studio Films such as The Grey, Dredd, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. But he gained notoriety by releasing his own bootleg fan films based on The Punisher, Venom, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now he has directed new series for Netflix and talks about his don’t-wait-for-permission philosophy behind making the projects that get him excited.
Matt and Oren tackle listner questions this week. We cover everything from apprenticeships, to booking that first commercial gig, to working on weekends.
It’s winter in Los Angeles, and Matt and Oren are answering listener questions from across the globe.
Live from Matt’s apartment, it’s Paul Briganti! Since we last sat down with Paul he’s directed a pair of pilots, a feature, and has started his second season of Saturday Night Live. We’ll learn what it takes to put up a cinematic, hilarious sketch once a week in one of the most famously high-pressure comedy environments of all time. It’s a great peek behind the curtain at SNL, from a director’s perspective.
Have you ever been curious about how commercials get made? Who does what? Who’s in charge of who? Where do the ideas come from? Whats the difference between a CE a VP or a DP? Matt and Oren (mostly Oren) go DEEP into the details of how a commercial gets made from start to finish. This is a must for anyone serious about making it in the world of commercials.
Matt and Oren devote the whole episode to answering listener questions. They cover how to manage family-work life balance, deal effectively with overtime shoots, and start super tiny budget short films.
Wardrobe is such an elusive part of filmmaking for many, so having designers like Bramli Knauf to collaborate with makes all the difference. We’re bringing back our series The Call Sheet, to learn more about what it means to work with an accomplished designer, and what it takes to be a good collaborator.
Jordan Morris is a comedy professional, working in front of and behind the camera. He talks about how he got his first gig, networking, and being a part of the comedy community.
Hey Just Shoot It Fam*,
Oren and I were looking for a better way for the Just Shoot It community to share links, news and their latest projects with each other.
So, we started our very own Subreddit.
Go check it out, share a few of your fav episodes, your projects, etc. Get in the mix and help grow this thing. And if you’re a real reddit-head, drop us a line. What are we doing wrong? What are we doing right? Do you wanna help mod? Matt (me) is a real dummy when it comes to Reddit, so…
Any other suggestions on how to grow the community?
Drop us a line on twitter. @mrmattenlow will read it, but may not respond. @SmiteyPieLeg wont read it, but if he somehow does, he’ll respond with like, way too much, in his co-host’s opinion. It’ll be a little overwhelming.
*Also, we should come up with a better way to refer to the community. Now taking suggestions.